What is the change? Sweden has increased its salary threshold for EU Blue Card holders to 51,900 SEK per month. The previous minimum was 50,550 SEK per month.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate and ongoing. The change took effect Oct. 14.
  • Visas/permits impacted: EU Blue Cards.
  • Who is impacted: Swedish companies hiring non-EU/EEA nationals on EU Blue Cards.
  • Business impact: Businesses may see a slight increase in labor costs.
  • Additional information: Employers must meet the new salary minimums for both first-time and renewal EU Blue Card applicants. The new salary thresholds will not apply to workers who received their existing EU Blue Card before Oct. 14.

Analysis & Comments: The new salary minimums represent about a 3% increase over the previous thresholds. Employers should take note of the change and adjust their budgets if necessary.

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